03 October, 2023
26 November
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2024 Basketball Africa League field set as Elite 16 concludes


JOHANNESBURG (South Africa) - As the Division East Elite 16 curtain came down on Sunday, November 26, in Johannesburg, the 12-team field for the fourth Basketball Africa League (BAL) season is now known.

Burundi's Dynamo Basketball Club secured the last of three tickets that were in contention in the South African city, where Cape Town Tigers and City Oilers captured the other two passes to the BAL.

Dynamo edged out Madagascar's COSPN 79-78 in an electrifying Third-Place Game that marked the end of the Road to BAL qualifiers.
 Dynamo came from behind in the finals seconds of the game to beat COSPN 79-78 and secure the last ticket to the BAL season 4

Three other three tickets for the BAL emerged from the West Division, where Central African Republic's Bangui Sporting Club, Morocco's FUS Rabat and Libya's Al Al Ahly Benghazi finished in the top three places.

The six teams that successfully completed the BAL qualifiers on the high note will join six other teams that benefit from automatic qualification. Those teams are the champions of Angola (Petro de Luanda), Egypt (Al Ahly Sporting Club), Nigeria (Rivers Hoopers), Senegal, Rwanda (APR), (AS Douanes) and Tunisia (US Monastir).

Egypt's Al Ahly Sporting Club won the third BAL season in 2023

The BAL qualifiers, which took placed across five African cities, began on Friday, October 6 in Antananarivo and finished on Sunday, November 26 in Johannesburg.

The 2024 BAL season will play a record 48 games across four African countries - South Africa, Egypt, Senegal and Rwanda - over four months, marking the first BAL games in South Africa and the first time the league will play in four different countries.   

The 2024 BAL's line-up is as follows: 

Al Ahly Sporting Club
AS Douanes
Petro de Luanda
US Monastir
Rivers Hoopers
Bangui Sporting Club
FUS Rabat
Al Alhy Benghazi
Cape Town Tigers
City Oilers
Dynamo Basket Club